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Captain of the Watch

Reviewed Aug 5, 2009

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 3.90
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 3.90

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Captain of the Watch

Not only is it a powerful Soldier lord, it on its own is is 9 points of power for 6 mana! With vigilance as well, so it's also 9 points of blocking potential! Granted, a Lightning Bolt can kill six of it, but the fact remains that this is huge on its own, and even better in a deck full of Soldiers.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4
Multiplayer- 4.5
Limited- 4.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Captain of the Watch

I love the flavor of this card: the Captain comes to the battlefield, and brings lots of reinforcements with her. In M10, soldiers are stronger as a tribe than they've been in a very long time, but even if they weren't, I'd still recommend the Captain in every format: she's got friends ranging from Soul Warden to Ranger of Eos, and the recent popularity of Cloudgoat Ranger proved that white can sling tokens right along with the best of them.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Paul Magic The Gathering COTD: Captain of The Watch

Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is a boon to the color white as well as the solider tribe. For six mana you get a 3/3 Vigilance body that generates three other 1/1 solider tokens onto the battlefield. The pump ability immediately grants you three 2/2 soldiers with vigilance. Fairly priced and with an immediate advantage in your creature count, Captain of The Watch provides a stable base for white aggro solider decks to make an impact on the metagame in the aftermath of M10 and worlds. In standard a soldier deck has all the tools it needs to function properly, tribal relevant creatures, and some of the most powerful white cards to round out the deck. In extended soldiers may make a comeback as a fun semi competitive deck choice due to the plethora of cards available. In eternal formats there is a slim chance a white weenie solider deck could make an impact. In casual and multiplayer soldiers are a relevant tribe and enough support to bring fear to casual and multiplayer groups around the kitchen table. In limited it’s a creature with vigilance and it provides tokens to swarm the field with a great pick if you’re dedicated to white or to make sure another doesn’t nab it. The overall quality of white cards in M10 offers white mages a variety of possibilities for tournaments and casual games alike.

Constructed- 4.0
Casual- 4.0
Limited- 4.0
Multiplayer- 4.0
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno Today's card of the day is Captain of the Watch a higher cost lord with some impressive text. When she comes into play three soldiers enter the battlefield as well. As long as she's around your other soldiers gain
+1/+1 and Vigilance. Quite a bit of power for a single card, but this
is weakened somewhat by the six mana casting cost.

In Constructed I immediately have to mention the fun of using this with
Preeminent Captain. This is a slow card for the format otherwise and
not a finisher by itself, but an excellent stall or support card for
soldier decks.

In Casual the above combo is even more likely to be played and she is a
poweful choice at the top of a White deck's mana curve.

In Limited if you are fielding enough White mana for the double cost
this is an incredible card. Four creatures for one and all having
Vigilance is a tremendous card advantage. A top of the line choice to
build a deck around in Sealed, even more so if you have any additional
soldiers, and a top pick in Draft. You absolutely do not want to pass
this card to someone swarming White soldiers.

In Multiplayer, to me, Vigilance is the most powerful ability a creature
can have. When you are facing two or more opponents, attacking one
leaves you vulnerable to the others. A card like this gives you several
defensive and offensive tools while offering the same power to any other
soldiers you are playing. She will be a top choice for removal, but by
her very nature discourages attacks against you.

Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0
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Captain of the Watch

I am glad soldiers are getting some love lately. The battle cries must sound. Getting 4 vigilance creatures in one card is one spicy meatball. Likely the cost will place it into the casual crowd but it is just fantastic in that format. Blinking this in and out also sounds pretty cool. A limited Bomb! In multiplayer, this is very good as well as it is a fantastic comeback play from the very common board sweepers in that format. I like it.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 4
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 4

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